The sources of two rivers, Gangotri and Yamunotri are devoted to the female deities – Ganga and Yamuna. They both, along with Badrinath and Kedarnath form the Char Dham of the Garhwal, the four most hallowed shrines in the Himalayas.
this is where i went to 2 yrs back and the images still come back to me .
for anybody loving nature and adventure – this is one of the best tours India offers , check it out before u get too old.
though the yatra is spiritual – it covers many shrines set among snow capped mountains and deep valleys , it offers adventure and sheer pleasure – my advice – walk the routes uphill , don’t take the horses or helicopters – they save time but spoil the effect of nature on ur senses .
The routes open in may till November (they change according to snow fall ).
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it was in kedarnath – my fav – i saw snow fall for the first time .get up early in the morning and wait for sunrise – look at the peak behind the temple – it glows like gold with the first rays of sun.if u r lucky to be there on full moon day (i was ) the ice shines like silver in the moonlight .
its tough ,the tour , if ur not fit – but worth everything , i will go back again…
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